Thursday, August 02, 2012

Media Day 2012: "A Significant Year for the League"

Patriot League executive director Carolyn Schlie Femovich has, by any measure, has presided over an extraordinary 2011-2012 athletic year.

That football scholarships were not the only interesting subject on Patriot League Media Day is a testament to the number of history-making moves that has taken place in the span of the 2011-2012 football offseason, and it's something that Femovich certainly understands well.

"It's been a very significant year for the league, and I give the presidents and athletic directors a lot of credit for that," she said. "The scholarship decision was a significant step for us, the admission of Boston Univeristy will be a strong member for us, and the expanded TV package - I think it's all an indication that what we're doing has value and merit: other people want to join us, we put a product on the field that is successful, and a product that people can be proud of. It's a good place to be."

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday's Word: Scout

(Photo Credit: Backpacking Light)

In the dream, it's night time, and I'm alone, awake, on the campsite.

I don't know if it's in Yellowstone, the Pine Barrens, Lake Nockamixon, or simply some composite sketch of campsites I've experienced over the years, but it's far away from indoor plumbing and what passes for civilization these days.

The fire crackles in the background with a brilliant, moonless night as the backdrop.  Strange, sultry forest noises surround me, the only audience within miles.

In the dream, it's only me - a cub "scout", a boy "scout", or a "scout" master, I'm not sure which - that's awake on the entire campsite.
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